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Compass Barrel Cactus

Ferocactus wislizeni

Description:

A species of fishhook barrel cactus. These cactus grow faster on their north side and eventually fall over under their own weight. They then fall in a southward facing direction thereby giving them their common name.

Habitat:

Sonoran Desert

Notes:

Saguaro National Park (east) - Rincon Valley Mountain District

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NikkiG
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NikkiG

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Oct 18, 2011
Submitted on Nov 16, 2012

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